Asiatic lions of Gujarat are making a comeback! Thanks to conservation efforts by the state, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has elected to lift their critically endangered status. The rare cats are now on the Red List simply as endangered and Y V Jhala, head of the department of Animal Ecology and Conservation, hopes that with continued efforts they will soon be able to put them in an even safer category: threatened, according to this article. Asiatic lions live in a single isolated area of Gujarat, India. In recent years their numbers have been steadily increasing and they are now wandering outside the range of the lion sanctuary. This stable population increase is the main reason for their title of critically endangered being lifted. As well as being home to these amazing big cats, India is full of remarkable wildlife, gorgeous landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. Classic Escapes offers several different trips to India that highlight all the wonders this country has to offer.
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